Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Celebrate "75 Years of Beer" (and my birthday) at your Local Brewery!

Check out Beertown.org's National Database for what's going on in your neck of the woods on April 7 - celebrating 75 Years of Beer (and my own birthday)! Here's what going on in Colorado:

Brewery: Boulder Beer Company
City: Boulder
State: CO
Phone: 303-444-8448
Web Site: http://www.boulderbeer.com/
Description: April 7th - 25 cent glass of beer with purchase of an entrée! All Day Long - 11am to close

Brewery: Bristol Brewing Company
City: Colorado Springs
State: CO
Phone: 719-633-2555
Web Site: http://www.bristolbrewing.com/
Description: Bristol Brewing will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition on Saturday, April 5th, with its annual release of the Edge City Pilsner, complimentary snacks, a period costume contest and 33 cent Edge City Pilsners from 4pm to 6pm.

Brewery: Ska, Carvers, Steamworks, Durango Brewing
City: Durango
State: CO
Phone: 970-259-2545
Web Site: http://www.skabrewing.com/
Description: The Durango Bootlegger's Society (Carvers, Ska, Steamworks, Durango)will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the legalization of beer in America with the release of our 6th annual "Spring Tonic Elixer", a collectively brewed barrel-aged lager based on a "medicinal" prohibition-era recipe. Carver’s will be transformed into a speakeasy complete with Women’s Temperance activists protesting out front. Local historian, author, and Fort Lewis College Professor, Duane Smith, will entertain the crowd with colorful anecdotes of the area’s brewing history before tapping the cask and kicking off the event. There will be live music as well as a screening of "American Brew." The proceeds will go to the historic Animas City Museum.

Brewery: Odell Brewing Co.
City: Fort Collins
State: CO
Phone: (970)498-9070
Web Site: odellbrewing.com Description: Tapping new ales-Market pale ale and cask condition 5 barrel pale ale with apollo hops

Brewery: Trinidad Brewing Company
City: Trinidad
State: CO
Phone: 719-846-7069
Web Site: http://www.trinidadbrewingcompany.com/
Description: We will be releasing two (2) of our Colorado whiskey barrel aged beers!

My buddy Shawn (the Beer Philosopher) is reporting that one of my new favorite mid-west Breweries (Schlafly) is also having a celebration, The Repeal of Prohibition, on Saturday, April 12. Check out their site for all the details. Sure would love to be there, but St. Louis is a lil bit of a trip from ole Colorado Springs. Plus, Fran is taking me somewhere for my b-day. Where? No clue, it's a surprise. But I bet it'll be super fun!


Dave said...

So many celebrations and so little time. I'm going to have to pick one of those and live it up! I happen to be taking that day off work too so should make for a good beer drinking day.

Unknown said...

Wish you could be with us in STL too, Eli! We'll be celebrating my wife's birthday at the Schlafly Bottleworks! (how's that for a cool wife ...!) Maybe we'll still be able to hook up for the upcoming Brewers Heritage Festival though ...